Gregg Shibata, Sr. Principal, Corporate Development Investment, Blue Shield of California

A collaborative team leader with a history of facilitating successful strategic partnerships, Gregg Shibata has an eclectic background in transforming healthcare through innovation. At Blue Shield of California, Gregg is driving strategic and performance growth of the venture investment program. Prior to joining Blue Shield of California, he held leadership roles at Echo Health Ventures and Cambia Health Solutions, and was a national consultant supporting Robert Wood Johnson Foundation national healthcare initiatives. Gregg brings a scrappy and relentless outlook to building relationships across silos and diverse stakeholders. He earned a BA in Japanese History at the University of California, Berkeley, and lived abroad for four years teaching English in Kitadaito, Okinawa, Japan. Gregg lives in Portland, Oregon, with his wife and two of his three children (one out of the house so far!).